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CBS
Dec 23, 2011 6:30pm EST
with deadly car bombings in damascus. clarissa ward goes inside syria and meets the rebels plotting to overthrow the regime. mark strassmann on today's new smart cars that can stop themselves to prevent crashes. and steve hartman's "on the road" with santa's toughest challenge. >> santa, for christmas i want my dad to come home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. no holiday tax increase. after a week-long standoff, the senate, house, and president came together on a two-month extension of the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes. a year ago, that tax rate was lowered from 6.2% to 4.2%. and for a lot of families, that comes to about $80 a month. house republicans wanted a longer extension and they threatened to let the tax cut expire if they didn't get their way. but today they backed down and the president was quick to grab his pen. sharyl attkisson has been covering from the capitol to the white house. >> i said it was critical for congress not to go home without preventing a tax increase on 160 million w
CNN
Dec 30, 2011 5:00pm PST
of what you know from death from movies, you might think it's more dramatic than bhawhat it i. in syria people die every day. people die and the world does not stop. some may mourn but the world keeps spinning. bazil al saeed died and this video was posted on youtube. that's him in the body bag, family and friends mourning him. in a country where the truth is as ugly as these pictures and silence is enforced under penalty of death, the only answer is showing the pictures and breaking the silence and trying to tell the truth. bazil al saeed lived and died trying to do that. he was murdered in a city where the regime promised to pull troops out of but instead put snipers on rooftops and kept tanks in the streets. here's what it looked like today as seen and posted on youtube. [ gunshots and yelling ] >> opposition members say at least 35 people lost their lives today in demonstrations across syria. the rallies are being called a crawl to freedom square because of all the sniper fire. this is what happened to protesters in a town farther to the east. [ gunfire ] this is all taking place wi
CNN
Dec 30, 2011 7:00pm PST
than it is. in syria people die everyday shot in their homes, shot on the stre street, and killed in detention. people die and the world does not stop. some may mourn, but the world keeps spinning. he died as he lived with the camera in his hand, and like so many of his other videos, this, too, was posted on youtube. that is him in the body bag, and the family and the friends mourning him. in a country where the truth is as ugly as these pictures and silence is enforced under penalty of death. the only answer dangerous as it can obviously be is showing the pictures and breaking the silence and trying to tell the truth. he lived and died trying to do that. he was murdered in a city that the assad regime prolsed to pull the troops out, but instead has put snipers on the rooftops and kept the tanks in the streets. this is how it looked today as seen by one of his fellow journalists and posted on youtube. [ gunshots and yelling ] >> opposition members say at least 35 people lost their lives today in demonstrations across syria. the rallies are being called a crawl to freedom square be
CNN
Dec 26, 2011 6:00am PST
of outside observers heads to syria today. activists say they could find scenes like this. this is as reports of more bloodshed, violence, and part of an entire city is under siege. we're talking about it in a few minutes. >>> and we'll show you a post office hit on christmas day with fire, graffiti, and bullets. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> an activist in syria says snipers in some parts of the country are shooting at, quote, anything and everything, as video shows tanks rolling through the streets of homs, one of the flashpoint areas if that country in the anti-regime movement. it's all part of a renewed government crackdown opposition sources say that has reportly left more than 20 people dead so far t
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
first-hand look at the revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s. versus haiti. opponents on the soccer field with an astounding bond of brotherhood. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. their voices are not heard; their funerals are not seen. a revolution is under way to end one of the world's longest- running dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have kille
CNN
Dec 29, 2011 7:00pm PST
. they are not backing down on the content. >>> later, our exclusive look inside the battle of homs, syria. the syrian army holding soldiers at bay in one neighborhood in homs. we'll hear from them. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah >>> in crime and punishment, a twist in a story we have been following more than a year. police are investigating escort ads placed on backpage.com and three murders in detroit. police suspect a killer may be targeting escorts advertising online with that website. backpage.com takes in tens of millions of dollars each year for ads for adults. some are linked to sex crimes including child prostitution. officials say they are vigilent about monitoring the content of their ads and report abuses to the national center for exploited children. criminals use these websites as a tool to target victims. take a look. four women found dead in less than a week. bodies stuffed in the trunks of cars. police will not say if it's the work of a serial killer. three of the victims posted escort ads on backpage.com. >> with the vast increase in the use of social media, we h
CNN
Dec 24, 2011 5:00pm PST
and forth to the middle east, my family is from syria. i never thought i would see a dictator taken down by the power of street protests. in egypt, it's freer. the press can travel to cairo and report. i have come to love that country and the people in egypt, i truly have over the several years i spent reporting there. so, it's almost, i almost -- it's almost like wishing family well when you know a country intimately in a way i have grown to know egypt. >> hala gorani on reporting from egypt. i spent time there, our fellow colleagues had chance to see the chapter. back with hala, arwa and ben. you live in cairo, your family was there. the same time this was all happening, you are concerned about your family and their well-being. >> i was completely split, ripped in two. on one hand, i wanted to cover the revolution. my neighborhood was an armed camp. my neighbors put barricades on the roads. they pulled out weapons i didn't know they had. shotguns, machine guns, samurai swords. my 17-year-old son was out with a baseball bat and german shepherd. we live in a nice neighborhood surrounded
WETA
Dec 23, 2011 7:00pm EST
and extend the tax cut and benefits for a full year. in syria, a troubling escalation in the uprising against the assad dictatorship. today, car bombs were used for the first time since the protests began nine months ago. the government says at least 44 people were killed. the two powerful bombs exploded moments apart. outside the offices of government intelligence in damascus. the cars were ripped apart and windows blown out blocks away. the assad dictatorship quickly blamed al qaeda and that would fit the government's contention that the uprising against assad is led by terrorists. but one rebel group claimed today that it's more likely that the government bombed its own buildings to discredit the rebellion. it was in march that the protests were met with troops and tanks, the assad family has ruled syria for 41 years. first hafez al-assad and now his son bashar. they have suppressed all opposition and in 1982 the regime killed tens of thousands of civilians. assad has been under growing pressure since the transformation known as the arab spring. dictators have fallen in egypt, tunisia, and
CNN
Dec 26, 2011 8:00am PST
than 5,000 people have died since syria's crackdown on protests began in march. >>> a suicide car bomber in iraq got through six security check points before setting off an explosive device at the interior ministry. at least five people killed there, 39 wounded. this happened after iraq's prime minister was meeting with the senior security officials to talk about how to keep the country safe. a series of explosions killed almost 70 people in baghdad just last week. >>> mexico says it's captured the chief of security for one of the most wanted alleged drug kingpins in the country. the kingpin is known as e el chappo, shorty. that guy made the forbes billionaire's list last year. they say that guzman's chief of security was involved in kid namgs, secret burials. >>> the maker of the baby formula enfamil said ittested the product and found none of the bacteria that's being plamd for an infant's death. another infant did get sick and is recovering. walmart pulled the cans off its shelves but so far state and federal and now company tests have found no evidence of the bacteria. and a c
FOX News
Dec 12, 2011 4:00pm PST
states and others to have more problems with syria. >> absolutely. there are some differences here. president obama wants president assad in syria to step down. prime minister amaliki in walk has not done that president obama basically said that's not because iran is pulling the strings. it's just because prime minister amaliki is trying to assert himself here and he doesn't believe sanctions against syria is the way to go. president obama is trying to hold that up as a sign that iraqis are standing on their own two feet in making a decision. >> big news today from the supreme court. the highest court is now set to rule on a controversial immigration crackdown once and foreall a. the decision may impact similar laws across our nation. the supreme court is taking up arizona's tough new law that targets illegal immigrants in that state. the legislation sparked widespread protests as i'm sure many of you remember. and a lawsuit from the white house. the federal appeals court has blocked several key parts from taking effect. one of those key measures requires police to check the immigr
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
longest-running dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have killed 4,000 civilians and just today the opposition claimed 60 deaths in the city of homs. tonight, cbs news correspondent clarissa ward-- who traveled through syria without government supervision-- shows us what bashar al-assad doesn't want the world to see. >> reporter: for months, this is what we've seen of the revolution if syria: cell phone video of demonstrations met with bullets from security forces. to meet the people holding those cell phones we entered the country as tourists carrying only a small camera. razan zaytouni is an opposition activist. she insists on using her real name. the regime already knows who she is. she is in hiding to avoid arrest. are you scared? >> who is not? but we have to continue. we decided to
CNN
Dec 27, 2011 6:00am PST
the middle east. a group of fact finders from the arab league is now on the ground in syria. they're in the city of homs among other places to see if the government has ended its crackdown on protesters. before the group arrived, our sources in homs say that military forces left their positions. this is to comply with an arab league demand that the military withdraw from city centers. thousands of protesters rallied against the regime. take a look at some of these images from homs today. so, still some violence and just today an opposition group reports four people dead in homs. 13 total throughout the country. mohammed is monitoring the story. we have. >>> been allowed back into syria. i have to ask you about these witnesses saying the military was seen withdrawing from homs once the monitors came in. people say once the monitors leave, the tanks will roll right back into homs. >> that is certainly the fear at this hour, hala. the activists we have been speaking with many say that the government, not that they withdrew the tanks but they hid them in government buildings very clos
CNN
Dec 29, 2011 5:00pm PST
close on syria. an arab league fact finding mission. some activists say it was a ploy to buy time. the mission's leader is a military commander in sudan and was head of foreign intelligence in sudan. the government is accused of genocide in drafour. in every city, they reported more deaths, at least 35 people in all. this amateur video, let's take a look. this amateur video showed soldiers firing at protesters in a suburb of damascus. you can hear them chanting "god is great." it's impossible to verify the video. they won't allow international journalists inside the country. one reporter got in. he snuck into the oppositions stronghold. we are not revealing his name for his own safety. he hopes to go back. tonight, we have more video. they are no longer willing to shoot and kill their own people. >> reporter: the neighborhood fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged in a shoot out from snipers with the military. these men say they are from forces. they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take a rifle with a precision scope with him whe
CNN
Dec 24, 2011 10:00pm PST
to the middle east, my family is from syria. i never thought that i'd see a dictator taken down by the tower of street protests. in egypt, it's freer, the press can travel to cairo and report. and i've come to love that country and the people in egypt. i truly have over the several years i've spent reporting from there. so it's almost -- i almost -- it's almost like wishing family well when you know a country intimately in the way that i feel like i've grown to know egypt. >> the transformation in egypt. i spent time there at the height of the uprising. but fellow colleagues had the opportunity to see every chapter before and after since. you live in cairo. so at the same time all of this was happening, you're concerned about your family and their well being? >> no, i was completely split. ripped in two. on the one hand, i wanted to cover the revolution. but on the other hand, my neighborhood became an armed camp. they pulled out weapons i didn't know they had, shotguns, machine guns, samurai swords. and even my 17-year-old son was out there every night with a baseball bat and our german she
CNN
Dec 26, 2011 2:00am PST
and in the time i've spent going back and forth to the middle east, my family is from syria, i never thought that i'd see a dictator taken down by the power of street protests. in egypt it's freer. the press can travel to cairo and report. i've come to love that country and the people in egypt, i truly have, over the several years i've spent reporting from there. so it's almost -- i almost -- it's almost like wishing family well when you know a country intimately in the way like i feel like i've grown to know egypt. >> the transformation in egypt. i spent time there in the height of the uprising but they had a chance to see every chapter before and since. we're back now. you live in cairo. your family was there so at the same time that all of this was happening, you're also concerned about your family and their well-being. >> no, i was completely split, ripped in two because on the one hand i wanted to cover the revolution. on the other, my neighborhood became an armed camp. my neighbors put barricades, barriers on the roads. they pulled out weapons i didn't know they had, shotguns, machine
CNN
Dec 7, 2011 8:00am PST
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
CNN
Dec 14, 2011 10:00am PST
of the magazine said while the arab spring protests stood out, protests around the world in russia, syria, downtown new york made headlines collectively throughout the year. >> we decided in the end rather than pick on any one individual or small group, we would go for -- >> runners up include congresswoman ron paul -- paul ryan, i should say and kate middleton. >> by there is no denying injuries, broken femur, blood clots in the legs. is the alleged violence at famu an isolated incident or entire culture? one of the accuser's attorneys joins us next. >>> first, meet today's rock stars. these new york sanitation workers jumped into action after seeing a mother and four kids trying to escape a house fire. the workers immediately called 911 after seeing the flames and told the kids on the roof to jump. >> we yelled at them, we were screaming, jump, jump, jump into my arms. i grabbed the feet and he caught the bodies as they were coming down. once the first one came down, they came down one after the other. >> the two by thes consider their heroics quote all part of life. i'm good about wash
CNN
Dec 23, 2011 10:00am PST
on yesterday. tension in syria. pakistan. afghanistan. we saw what's going on in egypt. the violence against women in egypt that's brutal right now. so this is a president that even though he'll have a little time to relax, he's going to be on top of the situation, he's going to be briefed on a daily basis. so when you're president of the united states you can never really completely get away from your responsibilities as the commander in chief. he appreciates this. every president does, no matter where they go. >> what has this -- again to our viewers, just crossing over the top of the hour waiting for the president at any moment. they're a little behind schedule. he may be doing some business, has a couple things to sign before he comes out. but wolf, this legislative year, this congress, how is this going to go down now and they end it on another low note, i guess you could possibly say. but there have been a lot of low notes. we were taken to the brink of government shutdown time after time after time again this year. some of the fights and back-and-forth. we've unfortunately become accu
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 10:00am PST
arrive in syria. these are monitors from the arab league who are now being urged to go to a city where there are new reports of a bloody government crackdown on civilians, at least 20 people killed. the nation's capital, ca maas da damascus, is reeling from coordinated bomb blasts. coming up, we'll have a live report from the region. julie: well, you know the loose-knit group of hackers known as anonymous? they have allegedly lifted credit card numbers from a major security firm. the victim is a security think tank, stratfor. the hackers allegedly stole credit card information in a robin hood-inspired stunt, and they charged these people's credit cards and donated it to charity. the web site is currently displaying this "under maintenance" message. this firm has suspended its server and e-mail in response. we're going to have more on this developing story a little later, we'll be talking to an expert here on the show, so stay tuned to that. rick: all right, looking forward to that. a nuclear saudi arabia, one of its princes hinting that the kingdom may join the nuclear arms race, and b
CNN
Dec 12, 2011 3:00pm PST
. the latest now from cnn's jim clancy. >> reporter: in the embattled city in syria, people are on edge and they have good reason to be. the city is surrounded and they are facing a deadline to lay down their arms and hand over defectors or members of the so-called free syria army. they have no intention of doing that. and it looks like a showdown is looming. we talked to someone a short time ago. listen to one of the leaders of the opposition has to say. >> from the early morning, a lot of tanks inside the city. but security forces and the army is still surrounding homs. we don't know when -- [ inaudible ] so people expect the possible attack at any moment. but we don't know when. >> reporter: john also told me that they couldn't leave the city even if they wanted. to militia men have set up checkpoints and he said the freedom of movement has been limited. they are hoping that they can stand up against all of this. they say they're still optimistic but they are predicting a very bloody showdown. >> jim clancy monitoring the latest in syria from beirut. we promise we'll keep a close eye
CNN
Dec 23, 2011 8:00am PST
with this tax cut deal. 12:15 eastern you will see it right here. >>> let's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government
CNN
Dec 13, 2011 2:00am PST
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FOX News
Dec 29, 2011 4:00pm PST
? >> harris: greg palkot, thank you very much. monitors are in syria keeping watch. [gunfire] activists inside syria say forces regime troops firing live ammunition and tear gas against the citizens protesting against the government. we cannot confirm this for ourselves and syria bans foreign journalists from entering the country. we are relying on am mur video like what you are watching. monitors with the arab league arrived on monday supposedly to observe the situation. from reports inside syria, it seems their arrival has reenjerry jizzed the protesters with thousands of them now taking the streets. the united nations says more than 5,000 people have died in syria's uprising since it began in march. the feds say a controversial new law could let violent criminals who are in our country illegally go right out of jail. now, some lawmakers in congress want to crack down. a live report on fox report from illinois. plus, it's catching unlike, well, wildfire. the numbers are in. so what do you think was one of the hottest holiday gifts? [ male announcer ] if you're giving an amazing gift, shouldn
CNN
Dec 28, 2011 3:00am PST
very much. >>> the bloody crackdown in syria continues right under the noses are the arab league monitors who are in the country. they will visit two new towns at the center of the uprising. an opposition group says 14 more people killed. thousands in the streets to protest the al assad regime. a human rights group is accusing them of hiding hundreds in military sites. >>> iran is threatening to block the flow of crude l through the strait of hormuz that is driving oil prices up. every day some 15 million barrel of crude flow through the channel connecting the indian ocean and persian gulf. iran's vice president is warning that the strait will be blocked if the west following through on threats to impose sanctions on its crude exports. >> these are long-standing threats. the u.s. military patrols that area as well. >>> terrifying moments in new mexico. a police squad car crashes into a crowded restaurant. the officer loses control after being clipped by another car on the highway. the cruiser stopped in front of one of the fire pits right in front of kerosene and propane. the res
CNN
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am PST
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
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